Know Before You Go

Be Ready for Long Weekend Traffic

The long weekend has arrived, bringing warmer weather along with it. Fingers-crossed that most parts of the province will get sunshine and blue skies to enjoy. The long weekend also brings a higher volume of traffic as people travel to their weekend destinations.


Planning your route with up-to-date road information will go a long way toward saving you time, trouble, and reducing stress. DriveBC can provide you with route updates, details of closures and travel advisories. It also allows you to see the highway conditions in real time, with 175 highway webcams strategically placed around the province. So take a moment to check DriveBC for the latest road construction and conditions. We’re sure you’ll agree – the best route is a planned route.

To help, we have come up with a list of driving tips that will see you get to your destination.

  • Plan ahead. Get the information you need and Know Before You Go.
  • Prepare your vehicle. Here are a few things to check before leaving on a driving holiday.
  • Buckle up. Make sure everyone in the vehicle has their seatbelt on, it’s the law!
  • Be extra patient and careful. Long weekends are prime vacation time, and BC is a beautiful province with a wonderful variety of scenery. Always remember that other motorists and cyclists around you may not be familiar with the route.

Another way to “know before you go” is to follow DriveBC and TranBC on Twitter. By doing so you can get up-to-date information sent straight to your e-mail.
Be extra careful while on the road this holiday weekend and keep in mind that slow and steady always wins the race! Sorry, couldn’t avoid another rabbit reference.

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